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Bethesda Fountain

Midpark at 72nd St. Transverse, Central Park, New York City, NY
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Midpark at 72nd St. Transverse, Central Park, New York City, NY
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Reviewed 4 days ago

While taking a carriage ride through Central Park, one of the places we stop for a photo opt - at the driver's suggestion - was Bethesda Fountain. Other than the visual experience, there isn't much else to do at the fountain.

Thank _mmgteacher
Reviewed 4 days ago

We love the film 'Enchanted' and this area is in home alone 2. The walkway under the bridge is suprisingly beautiful with ornate tiles, shame the fountain wasnt working. i expect it to be stunning in the summer.

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bethesda Fountain was a favorite spot in the 70's and 80's for hanging out after going out dancing and it's still a beautiful spot. I love this fountain, it's beautiful with it's lily ponds and it's surroundings. A must see especially for visitors.

Thank cmogilansky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I remember so many afternoons spent at "the Fountain," which was simply what we called it back in the day. Usually it was on a Sunday, when we'd arrive sometime mid-afternoon, after a night at one or more clubs. Everyone would put on their casual...More

Thank JogNy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

pretty fountain cool place to chill out in the sunshine and people watch. lots of space for everyone

Thank Holly M
Reviewed 16 October 2017

When I'm going from the west side to the east side at least I have a landmark on 72nd street to indicate how far I am from leaving the park.

Thank Sheryl T
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Very impressive to see and a popular spot to sit and take photographs. Worth going to see when you are in Central Park.

Thank TA-Scott83
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This is a spectacular fountain in Central Park. Lovely surrounding area also. A worthwhile visit if you have time.

Thank JCLogan
Reviewed 6 October 2017

It's the LAW. If a movie is set in NYC, it must include a scene of the Bethesda Fountain. Come dance in its waters on warm day. Propose to your Inamorata. Gambol in the shade of the Arches. Such a beautiful, romantic place.

Thank Forest-Hills-Cynic
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Central Park is wonderful and Bethesda Fountain is an absolute highlight! Wide open and architecturally stunning, the entire area is worth the trek to see.

Thank misopiso88
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12 August 2017|
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Response from Tom M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are entrances to the park at west 72d street and Central Park West and East 72d Street and Fifth Ave. The Terrace Drive is essentially an extension of 72d Street and connects the two entrances. The Betthesda... More
12 August 2017|
Response from Tom M | Reviewed this property |
On weekdays -- yes. but it is tricky, doable on weekdays only and probably a bad idea. Get out your map. On weekdays, not weekends, cars can enter the park until 6 or 7PM at 6th Avenue and Central Park So. (59th Street... More
Maca C
5 September 2015|
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Response from Betty P | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I agree with the previous answers. A place to be visited in the daylight I would say. I don't know the times it is turned on as the times I visited it it was on. By the way, I was there early in the morning once and... More